Christmas Gift Guide For Children {2018}

Christmas is so nearly here! I can almost hear Santa's sleigh bells! 

I've been really organised this year, much more so than any years previous. Cards are written, (some) gifts are wrapped and my decorations are down from the loft! 

It can be such a struggle each year trying to think of the perfect gift for your loved ones, children in particular can be a bit tricky as they change their minds so often, and often ask for the most ridiculously overpriced things! So that's why I wanted to share with you today a fantastic range of gift ideas for children, all budget friendly. 

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Learning Resources - Primary Science Lab Set

My little ones really enjoy doing science experiments at home, and my little girl is particularly interested in science since starting school. This little kit is perfect for young scientists try their own hands on experiments in their very own home, with real science tools and lots of activity cards to help them along the way. The set includes a beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, flask, test tubes and lots more useful equipment. A fantastic kit to help your little ones develop their skills and introduce them to the world of STEM. 

Retro Gaming Mat

Doesn't this fantastic Retro Gaming Mat remind you of the old school dance mats?! The gaming mat is designed to look like a games controller, and you put it on the floor in front of the TV, plugged into the back. With over 200 retro games for your little ones to enjoy, it can provide hours of fun and your children will get lots of exercise at the same time! {Amazon link}

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus Book

We are big fan of the 'Oi Frog And Friends' books in this house so it's great to see a new addition to the series! Oi Duck-Billed Platypus is a fantastically funny and rhyming picture book filled with bright colourful, lesser known animals and lots of silliness too! I never mind reading these books to my little ones again and again, they are so much fun! {Amazon link}

Oscar The Hungry Unicorn Book

If your little ones love magical creatures, vibrant illustrations and funny stories then look no further! Oscar The Hungry Unicorn is a fantastic new picture book all about Oscar who is so hungry, he will literally eat anything! It's a fun, bright, colourful story perfect for unicorn lovers of all ages! {Amazon link}

Personalised Wooden Alphabet Bag

For a more educational, but still exciting gift for little ones - what about this beautiful Personalised Wooden Alphabet Bag! A lovely, natural wooden letter set presented in a gorgeous canvas storage bag. The bag can be personalised with your little ones name to make it extra special! A beautiful, fun but educational gift to introduce your little ones to letters, words and shapes, and encourage their life long love of learning! 
(The personalisation of the bag would be in the gap under abc. You can also purchase extra letters if needed) Use the code OMG10 at checkout for a 10% discount!

First Wonder Box

First Wonder are unique, themed boxes for fun loving, creative little ones. Each box has a different theme, and contains exciting activities, toys, puzzles and lots of fun facts! The terrific design of the boxes make them eye catching for little ones, and impressive for grown ups too. They are really brilliant boxes, teaching your little ones about new topics and encouraging them to explore new things and use their imaginations!

Petlandia Personalised Storybook

I absolutely love personalised products. They make such a unique, fun gift idea and the books from Petlandia are no exception! They make really exciting books featuring your little ones, and their beloved pets. The stories are hand-illustrated, heart warming and so cute! They are easy to create, you simply head to their site, create your pet and enter a few pieces of information and your book is ready to order, it's so easy! With a really clever story line, gorgeous illustrations - really the best personalised book I've seen! {£19.99 (softback), £27.99 (hardback),, free delivery worldwide.}

Junior Knitted Hats From Buffwear

The colder weather has officially arrived so it's time to get snuggly and bring out the winter clothes! These beautiful hats from Buffwear are the cosiest, comfiest hats ever! With full fleece linings they are really thick hats, but a good size to keep little ears covered at all times. My little ones have had lots of compliments on their cosy new hats! (Blue Hat - Pink Hat)

WOW Toys Playsets

I am a big fan of WOW toys! All of their toys are really excellent quality, made to last, and best of all, no batteries needed. The figures and vehicles are unique and help promote imaginative and creative play. 

The Preschool Playset includes 3 characters, a spinning classroom table, slide, see-saw, whiteboard and spinning clock face. The ideal set for any little ones who are starting school, and help promote their motor skills and build their confidence. 

The adorable Cavemen and Dinosaur Playset includes 3 dinosaurs and 2 cute little cavemen. WOW toys are very durable and completely safe for children. If your little one loves figures and playsets, I cannot recommend WOW toys enough.

Sylvanian Families 

Sylvanian Families are such iconic, classic little toys, I couldn't resist adding a few adorable sets into this guide. Sylvanian Families are just really sweet little toys, and perfect for imaginative role play. 

The Marshmallow Mouse family features the Mum, Dad, Boy and a Girl, it's a really adorable set and their clothing is so sweet, I love the little hearts on their ears too. {Amazon link}

The Maple Cat family is the sweetest! It too includes a Mum, Dad, Boy and a Girl. They are a new addition to the Sylvanian Family and an absolutely adorable one! The detail on the figures is excellent and I love how colourful they are. {Amazon link}

Sylvanian Families are make amazing gifts for little ones, promote imaginative and creative play - they definitely stand the test of time!

Itty Bittys

Itty Bittys from Hallmark make amazing presents or stocking fillers for children. They are such cute, cuddly and collectible soft toys. With a huge range of well known characters to choose from. From Scooby Doo to Superhero Girls, and at only 13cm tall, they make the perfect little gifts! {Amazon Link}

 Itty Biggys

If you are looking for something a little bigger, Hallmark also sell Itty Biggys. They are considerably larger than the Itty Bittys, but are the same great quality and perhaps even more cuddly! A great size for snuggling up in bed with your little ones or playing amongst other soft toys. The range is smaller with the Itty Biggys but they do currently have Batman, Wonder Woman,  Hulk, Superman and Spiderman. The ideal gift for every young superhero! {Amazon Link}

Mud & Bloom Subscription Box

Mud & Bloom boxes are absolutely fantastic gardening and nature subscription boxes for children. My little ones absolutely love getting outside, no matter the weather. Digging in the garden, learning about plants and animals and exploring nature. Each box comes with a delightful amount of activities to enjoy with your little ones, beautiful seeds to plant together and nature inspired crafts. You can read my previous review of a Mud & Bloom box here, but I really cannot recommend them anymore! They'd make amazing gifts for little ones this year, you could set up a subscription for them, buy a one off box or even a sibling box, with enough supplies for 2!

Zycom C100 Mini Cruz Scooter

One thing my little ones have both put on their Christmas list this year, it's a Scooter! I really love the look of the Zycom C100 Cruz scooters, as they have such a unique style! With three wheels, a wide deck and non-slip handlebars it makes for the ideal first scooter for little ones.

If you are looking for a gift for older children, stunt scooters are becoming particularly popular! Why not take a look at the fantastic Slamm scooters available in a large range of colours and styles.

Miles Kelly Convertible Books

These convertible books are the coolest invention ever! I've never seen anything like them before. They are thick and chunky books that start off as a delightful story book,  which then converts into a large playmat, which then converts to a fantastic little vehicle that your child can actually sit in! Seriously, I can't get over how cool these books are! We are huge Miles Kelly fans in this house, and own a lot of their books, but these convertible books are something else! 

We went with the lovely Convertible Princess Carriage book, featuring well known and loved fairy tale characters and the Convertible Spaceship book that folds out into a rocket, perfect for young space explorers!

Sunny Bank Allotments

Sunny Bank Allotments are a delightful series of children's books based on a TV show of the same name. The show was created by a first-time dad after hearing many complaints about the children's TV shows of today. It's a really wonderful show, and book series! A great way to teach little ones about the world around them, nature, health eating, gardening and wildlife. Truly educational but fun stories for children to aid their development. 

Boots Mini Club Clothing

Boots Mini Club always has the most beautiful, and excellent quality clothing for children. I always assumed that they only sold clothing for toddlers or babies but they actually sell gorgeous items for big kids too! The amazing Fearne by Fearne Cotton collection at Boots at the moment is full of stunning clothing for children and adults, perfect for when the colder weather draws in.

The Mini Club Fearne Woven Dress is absolutely beautiful! With a lovely leopard print, and contrasting sleeves in a blue colour, it's easy to wear whether your little ones are snuggled up watching a family Christmas film or they are heading to their school Christmas disco! It's quite a thick dress meaning it will keep them snuggly too, and the perfect addition to their Winter wardrobe.

My little man lives in his snuggly clothes. (Definitely takes after his mama!) So cosy jogging bottoms and comfy hoodies are always a good choice for him. This Mini Club Fearne Hoodie is really sweet, and just the right amount of cosy! The embroidery details and badges are adorable and I love the light grey colour of the hoodie. Perfect for any little guys who love to be stylish and snug at the same time!

Enid Blyton - Treasury Of Bedtime Stories

Enid Blyton stories were some of my favourites when I was a child. I just travelled to another world when I would read her books, and I even remember playing 'The Magic Faraway Tree' games with my cousins when we were little. That's why I was absolutely delighted to discover this wonderful gem of a book - Enid Blyton Treasury Of Bedtime Stories. It's a wonderful collection of 28 short stories from one of the world's most loved authors, with gorgeous colour illustrations by Becky Cameron on each page. It's the gift that children (and parents!) would love to receive, a gift that will be treasured for a long time. {Amazon Link}

Favourite Enid Blyton Stories
Another gorgeous collection of Enid Blyton stories, handpicked and introduced by an array of famous faces from Michael Morpurgo to Mel Giedroyc! The perfect book for fun filled story telling together or hiding under the duvet and escaping to a magical world of adventures. Favourite Enid Blyton Stories will have readers of all ages captivated with the delightful tales and gorgeous illustrations. {Amazon Link}

My Mermaid Lagoon 
My Mermaid Lagoon is a fantastic little set to encourage your little ones to use their imagination and create a magical under the sea scene using mouldable kinetic sand and pretty ocean accessories. One your little one has set the scene, they can play with their cute little mermaid in her home. OR the mermaid can be carried around in her travel clam case! Fun at home or on the go! {Amazon Link}

My Mermaid Lagoon - Charm Shell
Plus your little one can add to their mermaid collection with these fab travel Charm Shells! These charm shells not only include another sweet little mermaid, but all the items needed to make a sweet little charm bracelet too! {Amazon Link}

The Greatest Showman Book

Last but not least, something for the older children! The Greatest Showman Book is a beautiful behind the scenes look at the film. With a huge array of information, facts, interviews, original art, song lyrics and absolutely stunning photography. 

You can find out all you need to know about the movie, in a gorgeous and glossy coffee table book. There are so many pages to this book, you could spend hours gazing through it and singing to the soundtrack using the lyrics!

The book is amazing quality featuring stunning, vivid photography and artwork. It would make the perfect gift for any Greatest Showman fan, young or old!

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